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China increased log imports by almost 10% during 2016

China imported 48,724,700 cubic meters of logs during the whole year 2016. This represents a 9.33% increase [...]

Canadian lumber exports to China fell 10% in 2016

In 2016, Canada exported a total of 29.2775 million cubic meters of softwood lumber, compared with the 2015 annual [...]

US hardwood exports to China set new record

The period from January-November 2016 showed another record for US hardwood exports to SEA & Greater China, which increased [...]

Finnish plywood industry on a downward trend

The production volumes of the Finnish plywood industry declined y-o-y by 1.1%, reaching 1,140 million m3 [...]

Softwood lumber price in the US exceeded $400 last week

Framing lumber sales in the US slowed down last week, as compared to the previous week, as buyers stepped back [...]

Drax’s earnings drop 17%, but its renewable energy generation booms

UK's power giant Drax dropped 17% in earnings, reaching £140 million. Yet, the renewable energy amount it has generated [...]

Russia increased its lumber and plywood exports during 2016

Russia has, once again, increased its lumber and plywood exports during the full year 2016. The volume of Russian lumber [...]

German Pellets bankruptcy causes backdrop in Germany’s wood pellets production in 2016

The German wood pellet industry fell short of expectations during 2016, due to the low oil price, which has slowed [...]

US housing starts level off in January

Housing starts in US returned to trend, dropping 2.6 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1 [...]

FSC revokes probation and disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group [...]
February 17, 2017 Daily News / Forestry / Lumber / Sawmilling / Europe / Global